The most popular gift under the tree this year: Hungry, Hungry Hippos. The game I played more than 30 years ago beat all things electronic and all things learning. It beat all the dolls and all animals. Simone and Nadia went again and again to the game, where the object is to eat as many marbles as possible.
I picked it up because I remembered how much fun I had playing with it as a child. Of course, I was much older when I had it, and it had real marbles, not plastic ones. I also remember the game being a bit more sturdy when I was a kid. Even with those changes, we, I mean, the girls have played with it over and over again.
And yes, I received the Charlie Brown Christmas DVD. I can now watch it any time I want, especially when the president decides to give a speech on something or the other.